Carroll M. Roby Musician, businessman

December 22, 1990

Services for Carroll M. Roby, a tenor soloist, drummer and band leader who operated a moving business before retiring about five years ago, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the McCully Funeral Home, Mountain and Tickneck roads in Pasadena.

Mr. Roby, who was 85 and lived on Locust Road on the shore of Bodkin Creek, died Wednesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

He once owned Roby Moving Co., which he started in 1928.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Southern High School, he was a drummer and vocalist for other band leaders and led bands from the 1920s until a little more than five years ago.

His bands played at social events in the Baltimore-Washington area and performed on the Old Bay Line ships and at nightclubs, including Miller's Supper Club.

He was a member of the Baltimore local of the American Federation of Musicians.

He was also a member of the Patapsco River Power Squadron.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeannette A. Durham; a brother, W. Edward Roby of Baltimore; a sister, Lillian R. Nichols of Reisterstown; and several nieces and nephews.

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